Quotes and Books


"I have never ceased to wonder that such an ordinary individual such as myself could be so closely associated with such a remarkable occurrence as the advent of a Tibetan lama to the western world."

(Sarah Rampa 1958)

"Dr Rampa is not the gruff embittered old man portrayed by some thoughless persons... Instead he is constantly thinking of others. I personally owe my outlook and my whole attitude to life to this man who has sacrificed so much to help us, and especially to help me."

(’Sarah Rampa, ’Twilight’ 1975)

"He was a wonderful man. He has great powers."

(Sheelagh Rouse, ’Daily Mail’ 1958)

"She (Sheelagh Rouse) told me he is a brilliant surgeon and she believes implicitly that he is from a high ranking Tibetan family. She believes he has wonderful mystical powers."

(Mrs Isherwood, S. Rouses’s mother, 1958)

"I have known him for two years and I am convinced he is thoroughly genuine. He has been a guest in my home, a good friend of my wife and myself, and I am sure he is no phoney."

(John Rouse, 1958)

"He possesses extraordinary powers of telepathy. He has given me proof on a number of occasions."

(Cyrus Brooks, literary agent 1958)

"The many personal conversations we have had with him proved him to be a man of unusual powers and attainment."

(Publisher’s Foreword, ’The Third Eye’)

"No normally intelligent person could believe he was Chinese or Tibetan. He seemed a gentleman, harmless, lonely and completely lost in the fantastic role he had set for himself."

(John Irwin, TV producer, 1958)

"People who met him say he is quiet and friendly. He gave new bikes to Mr Edgar McLoughlin’s sons who took his newspapers from the sea front shop up the hill and also offered education in a Texas academy to other children of Howth, but the parents refused."

(’Daily Mail’ Feb 4, 1958)

"There seemed to be no doubt at all that Lobsang Rampa was a unique and impressive personality. He seems genuinely to feel that he must help anyone who requests his aid. He’s very friendly."

(M. Legat, director Corgi Books 1970)

"I was expecting to meet some kind of crank, but I came away overawed... the person who calls himself Tuesday Lobsang Rampa is one of the most fascinating and intriguing individuals I have ever met."

(L. Cutts, publisher, 1970)

"He was very different, very special as a person."

(A. Stanké, French agent, 1999)

"Despite Rampa’s obvious lack of knowledge about Tibet, his positive myth has a great impact on the popular image. One Tibetan participant stated that Rampa had done more for the awareness of Tibet than most of the scholarly work... and one of the organisers of the symposium claimed that Rampa had awakened his interest in Tibet."

(Mythos Tibet- Creation of a myth, 1996)

"He was a fine gentleman."

(H. Mendlesohn, 1998)

"Lobsang Rampa was as a lion thrust into the shoes of a mouse by taking over a mediocre life with commitments that definately were a millstone around his neck. He was not a quite ’pussycat’ type of family man. He was a genius wih a brilliant mind, far, far beyond what he strove to fit into."

(Sheelagh Rouse, 2005)



The Third Eye’ 1956

The autobiography of a young Tibetan noble Tuesday Lobsang Rampa who was sent to a medical lamasery at the age of seven. At Chakpori he was taught medicine, religion, the martial arts and the innermost secrets of Tibetan esoteric science. His awesome psychic powers were facilitated by an operation called ’the opening of the third eye’ which stimulated the psychic centre of the brain. His patron was the Thirteenth Dalai lama. Rampa witnessed many marvels such as extraterrestrial mummies and yetis. (TE)

Doctor from Lhasa’ 1958

This book continues Rampa’s autobiography in 1927 when he journeyed to China to study medicine at Chungking. He was also given the opportunity to fly and later became a medical pilot during the Sino-Japanese war. After being captured by the Japanese, he endured many years of starvation and torture in POW camps across China and Japan. Eventually he was sent to another camp near Hiroshima, managing to make his escape to the coast after the explosion of the atomic bomb. (DFL)

The Rampa Story’ 1960

Completed the autobiographical trilogy. Rampa escaped by boat to Korea, made his way to Russia and managed to cross the continent on the Trans Siberian Railway. In Moscow he was arrested and tortured, but released after a few weeks and deported to Poland. Eventually he escaped from behind the Iron Curtain and crossed Europe by ferrying luxury cars, during which time he obtained the papers of an American merchant sailor. Eventually he made his way to the USA but was injured in a car accident and directed by his spiritual masters to transmigrate into the body of an Englishman. Cyril Hoskin was recruited and Rampa returned to Tibet where his body was to be stored. The transmigration took place and Rampa found himself in England with a wife and unemployed. (RS)

Cave of the Ancients’ 1963

A story of Lobsang’s experiences in the lamasery. The climax of the book is a trip to the Cave of the Ancients, a working laboratory of artefacts from a highly advanced race who lived in antiquity. Rampa revealed a great deal of the world’s hidden history.

Living with the Lama’ 1964

The autobiography of the Rampas’ Siamese cat, Mrs Fifi Greywhiskers. It is unlike Rampa’s earlier books, a charming tale of a cat’s lonely life in Paris before being adopted by the famous author. Fifi narrated the everyday aspects of life with the Rampa family in Canada, who were composed of Lobsang (the Guv), wife Sarah (Ma), Sheelagh Rouse (Buttercup) and Miss Ku’ei, a young Siamese.

You Forever’ 1965

A book of instruction for those trying to develop psychic powers. Subjects such as astral projection, telepathy, the aura and clairvoyance are explained simply and clearly. This book is a classic in occult literature.

Wisdom of the Ancients’ 1965

A dictionary of esoteric terms, including Chinese and Sanskrit concepts. There is also a valuable supplement on diet, breath control and gemstones.

The Saffron Robe’ 1966

Recounts Lobsang’s experiences in Lhasa and his meetings with the Dalai lama, who wore the saffron robe. Rampa provides a long discussion on the origins and tenets of Buddhism.

Chapters of Life’ 1967

A book of metaphysics, explaining such concepts as other dimensions, parallel worlds, prophecy and the coming world leader. Rampa answers questions about religion and the Christianity.

Beyond the Tenth’ 1969

Rampa’s first question and answer book in which he discusses such subjects as reincarnation, herbalism, UFOs and the purpose of life.

Feeding the Flame’ 1971

Rampa reveals his feelings about the Press, the Dalai Lama, Tibet as well as other topics. He answers questions submitted by his readers.

The Hermit’ 1972

An extraordinary story of a blind old Tibetan hermit who was abducted by extraterrestrials who called themselves the Gardeners of the Earth. They claimed to have created the human race and settled this planet as a colony. The hermit was taken to centre of the Empire in another galaxy where he was shown the history of our planet and its probable future unless humanity changes its evil ways.

The Thirteenth Candle’ 1973

More stories about Tibet, an index of Rampa’s books and information on such controversial subjects as homosexuality.

Candlelight’ 1974

Rampa discusses such things as pendulums and religion. He recounts the Press persecution he has endured and includes an interview with ’Mr Telly’ who presented Rampa with questions posed to him by his critics.

Twilight’ 1975

The hollow earth concept is discussed in detail. Rampa pays tribute to his many friends and discusses more questions from his readers.

As it Was’ 1976

This book is a condensed version of the author’s life, including and expanding upon events which were discussed in the trilogy.

I Believe’ 1977

Rampa walks the reader through the death and after death experiences of a suicide called Algernon who is reborn as Alan Bond. This book answers many questions about the Afterlife.

Three Lives’ 1978

Develops the theme of life after death in much more detail. He describes the different afterlife realms and three characters, an atheist, a devout Christian and an enlightened monk, who journey there. The book discusses how karma works and how no-one is ever abandoned to eternal hell and punishment.

Tibetan Sage’ 1980

In Rampa’s final book he returns to his boyhood in Lhasa and the exciting cave near Lhasa which contained an alien control centre in suspended animation. More prophecy for the planet is revealed. In the Epilogue Rampa farewells his readers and voices his regrets that he could not help Tibet by representing it in the United Nations.



  • My Visit to Venus

    An unauthorized anthology of earlier writings from Rampa’s first two books. It describes a visit to Venus in a spaceship parked in the Chang Tang highlands of Tibet and a chapter on the Subsurface world.

  • My Visit to Agharta’ (published 2003)

    Purported writings from Rampa about his visit to the Inner world of Agharta. Also contains chapters from earlier books.